Richard Chunn Edmonds, 84, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018, after an extended illness.
He was born on November 17, 1933, in Wilburton, to Edmond C. and Charlotte (Hampton) Edmonds, and he grew up in the area around Wilburton.
He was a graduate of Hartshorne High School and attended Eastern A&M College.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Choctaw Nation, Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
After the air force, he worked odd jobs locally before starting his 32-and-one-half year career with Shell Oil Company in 1959, where he was a surveyor/permit man.
The family had lived in Michigan, Texas, Noorth Dakota, Wyoming and Oklahoma.
He has been a resident of Mustang since 2001.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Penny Joyce; two brothers, Ross and Bill, and three sisters, Bernice, Pic, and Lindell Belle.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bennie "Jo" of the home; one son, Richard Kevin Edmonds and fiancé, Gerri Pratt, of Yukon, and two daughters, Pamela Dawn Sanders and husband, Rick, of Piedmont, and Kim McCathern and husband, Lonnie, of Yukon. Also by eight grandchildren, Rory Sanders and wife, MacKinzey, Rily and Rayce Sanders, Cole, Haleigh and Trey McCathern, and Chance and Dawson Edmonds, and one great-grandson, Cason Reed Sanders.
Visitation will be today, July 3, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McNeil's Funeral Service in Mustang.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mustang. Interment will be on Friday, July 6, at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hartshorne. Arrangements are under the direction of McNeil's Funeral Service or Mustang.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Published on July 3, 2018